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Master's students


Soufia Mohammadi

Soufia Mohammadi is a Master’s Student of Building Engineering in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering. Her research focuses on energy recovery from wastewater. She is interested in wastewater management, food-water-energy nexus, and environmental impact topics. She holds prior education in water engineering from Gorgan University, Iran, and agricultural and environmental engineering from Urmia University, Iran.


Hadise Rasoulian

Hadise Rasoulian is a Master’s Student of Building Engineering in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering. Her research is focused on modelling interdependency and resilience of infrastructures. Her background is in civil engineering. She is proficient in data analysis and visualization. Besides research, she enjoys playing the kamancheh, hiking, and reading. 


Mahdis Shahidi

Mahdis Shahidi is a Master’s Student of Building Engineering in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering. Her current research topic is “Evaluating the relation of BIM and 3D city models for energy demand assessments.” Her background is in Architecture from Iran. Her interests are in the field of sustainable cities and smart buildings.

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Azin Sanei

Azin Sanei is a Master’s Student of Building Engineering in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering. She is working on urban and building energy modeling, urban radiation analysis, and parametric modeling. Currently, she is completing her Master's thesis and investigating urban typologies and urban morphology’s role on urban energy consumption. She also holds a Master’s in architecture with energy and technology specialty. She currently collaborates with the buildings group and participates in related projects and studies.


Jingdi Wang

Jingdi Wang is a Master’s Student of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Communication University of China, China. Her research topic is "Fast Acting and Robust Power Electronics Interfaces for Energy Storage Systems in DC Nanogrid."

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Sareh Peyman

Sareh Peyman is a Master’s Student of Building Engineering in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering. Her background is in architecture, and she has B.A in architecture engineering from Shiraz University, Iran. She is working on green roofs and façade and integrating them into buildings and seeing the impact on the indoor environment and building energy consumption and building surfaces and surrounding microclimate. She is in collaboration with the buildings group and the urban greenery group in the CERC team.

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Ali Ahmadi

Ali Ahmadi is a Master's student of Quality Systems Engineering at Concordia's Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE). He is currently working on long term forecasting and analysis of transportation behaviours using AI. He was involved as one of the course designers for the CERC Lachine-Est Project. He has a Bachelor's degree in software engineering from IAU. He has a solid background in computer networks and cybersecurity, with almost four and half years of experience as a security analyst in the National Iranian Oil Company. Currently, he works both as a graduate student and IT Administrator of the CERC team.

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Faisal Shennib

Faisal Shennib is a Master’s Student of the Individualized Program. He is Concordia University’s Environmental Specialist, and has led campus waste reduction and greening initiatives for over 10 years. With prior education in Environmental Engineering from Concordia University and Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, he’s returning to the academic world to explore how machine learning and big data can keep materials out of the landfill by automating waste sorting, educating communities, and connecting waste with want. His thesis is titled “Machine learning and big data as accelerators of circular economy opportunities”. 

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Danielle Douez

Danielle Douez is a Master’s Student of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy. Her research lives at the intersection of philosophy of history and memory, postcolonial theory, and environmental ethics. She previously worked as an editor at The Conversation US covering immigration policy, the criminal justice system, and race. She previously obtained a BA from Emory University.


Narges Rahimi

Narges Rahimi is a Master’s Student of Civil Engineering in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering. Her background is in chemical engineering; she completed another Master's and a Bachelor's degree in this field. She also worked as a chemical and environmental engineer for a few years prior to starting her education at Concordia University. Currently, she is using different technologies for energy recovery from waste and wastewater especially work on green hydrogen generation technologies and their implementation in the urban and rural environments to decrease the carbon footprint in future cities. 

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Reza Rajaei

Reza Rajaei is a Master’s Student of Building Engineering in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and another Master’s degree in structural engineering. Interested in interdisciplinary research fields, his current research studies IoT challenges of integration of smart homes with smart grids. Through implementation of a cluster of smart homes equipped with custom developed smart plugs, his research helps addressing interoperability and resilience issues in smart home energy management systems.

 


Ashraf Al-Bqerat

Ashraf Al-bqerat's is a Master’s Student of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research focuses on operating systems and energy storage mechanisms. He published 5 papers thus far in the field of operating systems and low power electronics. He holds prior education in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Hashemite University, Jordan.

 


Soudabeh Tabarsaii

Soudabeh Tabarsaii is a Master’s student of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received her B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran. Her research is focused on developing machine learning in the field of Non-intrusive Load Monitoring.  Her research interests are machine learning, data science and signal processing techniques.

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Former master's students


Bahador Samadzadegan

Bahador Samadzadegan was a Master’s Student of Building Engineering in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering. He has a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's in Energy Systems Engineering. After gaining 3 years of experience in HVAC and engineering firms, he is pursuing his second master's in Building Engineering with a focus on Energy Systems and Sustainability. His current research topic is dedicated to preparing autonomous energy systems modeling workflow to promote using Heat Pumps in Zero Carbon Districts. 

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Behnam Farsi Balouch

Behnam Farsi Balouch was a Master's Student of Quality Systems Engineering in the Concordia University Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE). He received his Bachelor's degree in the Electrical Engineering from Ferdowsi University, Iran in 2019. His research interests include machine learning, neural networks, load forecasting, occupancy modeling, and remaining useful life prediction. He currently works as a staff member for the CERC Team developing codes for the urban platform.

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Sahar Javadian

Sahar Javadian was a Master's student of Building Engineering in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering. She was focused on analyzing the energy and weather data and deployment of machine and deep learning for load forecasting in institutional buildings. The result of this work is useful for building managers to adapt and optimize the schedule of energy systems, and to give recommendations to improve the energy efficiency of the building.

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